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Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:01 pm

I have someone who is using WebElements but needs it to use HTTPS. Can this be done?
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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Adrian Jones » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:26 pm

The answer must be yes. HTTPS is a protocol for transmitting encrypted data, not for rendering HTML. It happens outside of WebElement's 'bubble'.
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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Graham Smith » Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:26 pm

Adrian Jones wrote:The answer must be yes. HTTPS is a protocol for transmitting encrypted data, not for rendering HTML. It happens outside of WebElement's 'bubble'.

One would think so. But I'm not certain and I have no idea how to set thing up to run that way.
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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Adrian Jones » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:31 am

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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Graham Smith » Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:01 pm

Adrian, my question is whether or not WebElements needs anything special done to run on HTTPS, not the server itself which the client takes care of. The whole question is rapidly becoming moot since they are looking at a web SQL database.
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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Adrian Jones » Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:49 pm

That was not quite your original question, but the answer to your last one is 'no'. It has nothing to do with the pages generated by Web Elements, or anything else come to that.

But you (or whoever looks after the server) still have to make sure the web element-generated pages can't be viewed under HTTP.
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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Graham Smith » Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:02 pm

I was in a rush when I first posted so let me restate the original question with a couple more words included.

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I have someone who is using WebElements but needs it to use it on a HTTPS server.
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Re: Web Elements and HTTPS

Postby Adrian Jones » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:08 pm

What I said should still apply.

Web Elements/ASP/.NET/ etc etc are outside of the HTTPS process.

The crucial check will be to make sure that the Web Elements pages can't be accessed via standard HTTP. It sounds like that would not be possible. For example, you can't access PayPal by anything other than HTTPS. If you enter an HTTP url, the PayPal site redirects you to an HTTPS version.
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